This weekend, I have the fun chance to teach a 2-and-a-half-hour class on the Book of Job at my church. I have no idea who might show up – seminary students? kids? new Christians? non-Christians? people facing deep suffering right now? college students?

Through all the preparation, I’ve been reminded about all this book offers, including for college students. So as you think about teaching topics or series for your college ministry, you might consider it. It’s certainly not just “about” suffering, and even helping students read / interpret the book will train them in general biblical interpretation (which is probably one of the most important skills they need to graduate college with).

Just plan on some good prep time for yourself if you’re not already very familiar with the entire Book of Job. Getting to know this powerful book isn’t easy… which is one reason helping others read it is so valuable.